Despite living only streets away from each other in Richmond, it took a trip to Bali over three years ago for Elise and Joel to cross paths, meet and get to know each other.
In Elise’s words: “After a quick disco pash, we returned home to our normal lives, so you can imagine my surprise when I ran into Joel at my local supermarket the very evening I got back from Bali. Joel checked out my grocery basket to make sure I wasn’t too weird, and then invited me out for breakfast that Saturday. We’ve been together ever since!”
Their stunning Zonzo wedding was a true depiction of them in every way: beautiful, thoughtful, elegant, fun-loving and inclusive. It was exactly the wedding they dreamed of, worked hard to create, and deserved. It was perfect in every way, and a sheer privilege to be a part of.
Throughout the planning process I got to know and appreciate Elise and Joel as a couple. They were so much fun to work with and super passionate about not just their actual wedding day, but the marriage they were entering into too. In addition to holding each other in the highest regard, those who know and love them most also ooze respect for Elise and Joel. This was obvious come wedding day.
Once you meet Elise and Joel, it’s hard not to love them!
Have a look at how the very talented Jerome Cole ….. documented their day through his brilliant imagery ……
Celebrant: Shannon Jeans
Photography: Jerome Cole
Florals: Gillian Pollard
(That jaw-dropping and incredibly detailed) Dress: Vasiliki Couture
Groom attire: Wolf Kanat Jacket, Country Road Pants, OTAA bowtie and Aquila Shoes
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Made by Grooms’s mother: Lauris Salmond
Hair: HBK & Co Hairdressing
Make Up: Cassandra Lusi MUA
Entertainment: The White Tree Band
“Hi Shan, we don’t know how to thank you enough for giving us the most perfect and heartfelt wedding ceremony on Friday.
You are the ultimate professional and also deliver the ceremony with so much warmth and humour. You thought of everything to remind us of, which without we both would have been lost on the day.
Many of our family and friends have been saying that you are the best celebrant they have ever seen at a wedding and it felt to them like you had known us for years. Our parents friends particularly enjoyed hearing our story as not all of them see us as often as our close mates. Thanks again!!
Elise and Joel x”